So You Bought a Pair of Levi’s. Now What? How to Wear Blue Jeans Without Looking Basic

Timothee Chalamet wore a showstopping outfit on the Venice Red Carpet. What does that mean for men's fashion?

Blue jeans are still cool!

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Red alert! (Literally.) Timothee Chalamet just wore a red halter top on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival. Of course, it was Hader Ackerman. And of course, it broke the internet. But before you go trying to replicate this at Clandestino (but if you’re set on getting the look: scour eBay or Depop for “satin halter tops” — you’re welcome), don’t get intimidated. You can still dress like yourself while dressing to impress. All it takes is a pair of Levi's Jeans.

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"Ramy" Creator Ramy Youssef Is Humble About His Show's Historic Emmy Nominations

The lovable young star and creator of Ramy was just nominated for Emmys for his acting and directing.

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At just 29 years old, Ramy Youssef—not to be confused with his character Ramy Hassan—has already created and starred in his own breakout series on Hulu, and won both a Golden Globe and a Peabody award.

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Thank God, Egyptian-American Actor Ramy Youssef Won His First Golden Globe​

"Allahu Akbar," Youssef began his acceptance speech in front of White Hollywood.

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28-year-old Egyptian-American actor Ramy Youssef accepted his first Golden Globe last night.

He was named as the Best Actor in a Musical Comedy Series for his Hulu series, Ramy, beating contenders such as Bill Hader for HBO's Barry, Paul Rudd for Netflix's Living With Yourself, and Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method. "My mom was also rooting for Michael Douglas," Youssef joked in the press room. "Egyptians love Michael Douglas, I don't know if you know this."

Upon accepting his award, Youssef began, "I would like to thank my God. Allahu akbar. Thank you, God." Self-aware as ever, he added, "Look, I know you guys haven't seen my show." Amid laughter, he briefly explained, "We made a very specific show about an Arab-Muslim family living in New Jersey, and this means a lot to be recognized on this level. I do want to thank everyone that is involved–my co-creators, producers, my family, my mom and dad."

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A stand-up comedian and writer from Rutherford, New Jersey, Youssef has had an impressive year with his distinct and sharply complex look at millennial Muslim-American experience. His self-aware commentary includes introductions to his comedy sets like, "I'm Muslim. Like from the news. Have you guys seen our show?"

Ramy succeeds in lending insight into the particular experience of being Egyptian-American while speaking to the larger facets of life in America: the absurdity, the search for identity, and the awkwardness of living in a multicultural society. As The New York Times praised, "Ramy is proof why better representation makes for better TV." Similarly, Slate's Aymann Ismail expressed his gratitude as an Egyptian American that Youssef took the Golden Globes stage and said "Allahu Akbar." "I usually avoid praising God in Arabic when I'm in places too public," Ismail wrote. "If it's a regular sight at the Golden Globes, maybe that could change. That's what assimilation truly looks like for Muslims in America."

After a year when hate crimes reached a 16-year high in America, better representation doesn't just make for better TV, but hope for a better future.